Vitamin D is one of the nutrients we get asked about the most. But how important is it for our health? How do we know if we have enough or need to boost our levels? And can we do that with food? Find out more below.
It is very important that raw cacao is not confused with cocoa, its roasted, processed and nutrient-poor distant relative. Cacao is busting with nutrition and an excellent source of magnesium in particular but also other minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and calcium, in addition to fatty acids. It is also full of polyphenols which makes it a great fertiliser for your microbiome.
For many parents, back to school also means back to making the daily lunchboxes, not usually anyone’s favourite job! But with kids eating up to 1/3 of their daily food in school, what goes into the school lunchbox plays an important role in their health, development and even their ability to learn.
The impact of stress on our health cannot be underestimated. It is a known risk factor for chronic disease and can impact our sleep and general wellbeing greatly. In a recent cross-sectional study, eating more fruit and vegetables was linked to lower stress. The greatest benefit (a stress reduction of 16–36%) was seen with a combined intake of at least 400g per day. If you consider each potion of veg to be approximately 50g that equates to around 8 servings, we definitely need to up our 5 a day game!
Many of us have plans to get away over the next couple of months, whether at home or away. But for those with sensitive digestion, being out of a regular routine while on holidays can cause digestive havoc. Read on for some tips on relaxing the routine while away without wreaking havoc on digestion.